craft beer


Definition of craft beer

: a specialty beer produced in limited quantities : microbrew

Examples of craft beer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company in its latest quarter struggled with declining beer volumes in the U.S., its biggest market, as consumers move away from mainstream lagers such as Budweiser and Bud Light in favor of craft beers and other types of drinks. Jennifer Maloney, WSJ, "AB InBev CFO Says He’s Ready to Close Chapter and Do Something New," 6 Feb. 2020 The big brewers are having to adapt to an increasingly complex marketplace with the growth of craft beers and a rise in demand for low-alcohol or alcohol-free drinks. Adrian Croft, Fortune, "‘Significantly impacted’: World’s biggest brewers tally costs of coronavirus outbreak as beer sales suffer," 5 Feb. 2020 Choose from hundreds of craft beers from more than 120 breweries across the nation including your favorite Cleveland labels. cleveland, "Cash Cab’s Ben Bailey and 10 more things to do in Cleveland this weekend, Jan. 25-26," 25 Jan. 2020 Beer package: $200 This package includes the same items as the $150 package with the addition of a selection of craft beers. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Racine Zoo's family-focused 'Winter Picnic in a Snow Globe' includes a meal, board games and an animal visit, inside an outdoor dome," 10 Jan. 2020 Spirits Wine Cellar opened as a fine wine retail store in the Shops of Lake Tuscaloosa in February 2004, and expanded in January 2008 to include liquor and beer, cigars, and a craft beer selection. William Thornton |, al, "Spirits Wine Cellar opening next year in Tuscaloosa," 5 Dec. 2019 The brewpub, located in the center of Clawson's downtown strip, is known for a variety of craft beers, including the award-winning barley wine Ninja Pirate. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Black Lotus Brewery in Clawson will close Wednesday night," 30 Oct. 2019 The restructuring and consolidation is designed to save $150 million that the company can reinvest in its business, which has been challenged by slowing growth and the growing number of craft beers. Tom Daykin, USA TODAY, "Brewing titan Molson Coors undergoes name change, looks to cut up to 500 jobs," 30 Oct. 2019 For 25 years, Eli Cannon’s Tap Room in the city’s North End has been known for its impressive craft beer selection, quirky interior design and laid-back attitude. Leeanne Griffin,, "Every day is beach day on the summer patio at Eli Cannon’s Tap Room (sand included)," 26 July 2019

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First Known Use of craft beer

1986, in the meaning defined above

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11 Feb 2020

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“Craft beer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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